Other contributors to this symposium see "liberalism"' as the problem and "God" as the solution.' To a large extent, Ithink they have it backwards. "God" is the problem to which "liberalism" provides a particularly creative solution. Power hates a rival,' and God - or allegiance to an all-embracing monotheistic God - poses a significant threat to power because the wild faith of the martyr cannot be tamed by civil authority.
Michael Scaperlanda, Secular Not Secularist America, 33 Campbell L. Rev. 569 (2011).